Everybody can walk away happy after this weeks Billboard Hot 200 albums chart was released. The two most anticipated albums this week, were Big Sean's Detroit 2 and Tekashi 6ix9ine's TattleTales.
It’s been all eyes on Tekashi 6ix9ine since his return to the public eye in May. His undeniable success on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart gave the resident industry troll bragging rights for the last four months. A return single that peaked at number 3 on the Hot 100, and a follow up collaboration with Nicki Minaj that broke YouTube records and scored him his first number one song in America. Everything seemed to be working out in 6ix9ine’s favor. It was all fun and games until it was time to release the album.
Upon the release of TattleTales, Tekashi took to his Instagram to voice his frustrations with digital streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify for what he feels has been an unfair promotion of his album. He complained about not being featured among the new releases on either platform. Amid the reports that the album was pacing for a disappointing debut, in true troll form Tekashi found light hearted humor of the situation. He shared a video on Instagram of him handing out physical copies of his album to people in the streets of New York and tearfully ripping up promotional posters. Safe to say he’s not letting the Hip-Hop chatter get to him. After all, a top ten debut is nothing to sneeze at. This is his third album to debut within the top ten on Billboard’s album chart. With 53,000 equivalent album units earned, TattleTales debuts at number 4.
Congratulations are in order for Big Sean, as his Detroit 2 album debuts at number one on the Billboard 200. This is his third consecutive album to accomplish this feat. Sean dropped the trailer for the album back in March, and it serves as a sequel to his 2012 mixtape “Detroit” which he released for free. To go from a free mixtape to an album that accomplished over 103,000 units in its first week, makes this sequel better than the original. It’s not hard to tell why such a stacked album had such a successful first outing. Guests like Diddy, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott and Lil Wayne gave this album a big event feel. The album also features appearances by industry legends like Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and even Dave Chapelle - All of this star power further cements Sean as one of the top players in the music industry. With the success of this album, Big Sean is the real winner in Hip-Hop this week. Over a decade after first bursting onto the scene, Sean still manages to have some of the most compelling and talked about music in the industry.